Meriwether County Extension Agent (Greenville, Georgia)
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Position Announcement: #2349 - 6233 County Extension Agent –Agriculture & Natural Resources (60%) 4-H and Youth Development (40%)

Headquarters: Greenville, GA County: Meriwether ( www.meriwethercountychamberofcommerce.com )

Position Available: March 1, 2013

Qualifications: This position requires:
Successful experience in program development and management, a demonstrated communication ability as well as skills in leadership and management, and a demonstrated ability to multi-task, work as a team member and with groups

The ability to design, coordinate, and teach educational programs to meet community needs, and

A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) in Horticulture, Crop & Soil Science, Plant Protection & Pest Management, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, General Agriculture, or closely related area.

Major Responsibilities:
Responsible for managing the Agricultural & Natural Resources program in Meriwether County by providing educational opportunities in production agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to a wide variety of audiences utilizing multiple teaching methods.

Responsible for managing the 4-H program in Meriwether County by providing educational programs for youth in monthly 4-H club meetings, coordinating local activities, and preparing youth for project and judging events

Provides leadership for volunteers, Para-professionals, and teen leaders in delivering 4-H and Youth programs

Utilizes the expertise of and works closely with advisory groups, community leaders, public officials and representatives of intended audiences to analyze data, identify needs, and assist in developing educational programs

Develops plan of work that is equitable in meeting the needs of the county’s varied socio-economic population

Ensures the Civil Rights/Equal Opportunity plan of UGA Cooperative Extension is followed and that volunteers and clientele understand Cooperative Extension offers educational programs, assistance, and materials to all people without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status

Develops and conducts relevant interdisciplinary programs with other staff members based on critical issues

Collaborates with other agencies and community groups to plan and implement programs

Conducts promotional efforts to expand the public’s view of extension programming

Utilizes current research data and information on emerging issues in program development and teaching

Demonstrates personal interest and involvement in community by participating in and supporting civic/community activities/organizations and networking with community leaders

See www.caes.uga.edu/intranet/coextopr/pdfs/coextagentjd.pdf for a listing of other responsibilities.

This position requires frequent night meetings, some weekend work, and attendance at out-of-county meetings. A valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle for official duty travel are required. Reimbursement for travel will be provided.

Administrative Relationships: - This position serves as a UGA Public Service Faculty Member and a member of the Meriwether County Extension Staff ( http://www.caes.uga.edu/extension/meriwether/ ). It is under the direction and leadership of the Meriwether County Extension Coordinator and the Northwest District Extension Director.

Salary & Benefits: $40,400/year for Masters Degree (Bachelor’s $34,500) in appropriate subject area as well as an excellent benefits package is available as a faculty member of the University of Georgia

Application Procedures: To ensure consideration, your application must be received in UGA Human Resources’ iPAWS system by December 14th, 2012. Apply online at www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=60948 (Posting Number 20121811 under “Staff” or “County Extension Agents”. Mail original transcripts and direct any questions to: UGA CAES Business Office, 215 Conner Hall, Athens, GA 30602, (706) 542-1147, caesohr@uga.edu

Agriculture & Natural Resources · Family & Consumer Sciences · 4-H & Youth Development

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CIP Discipline Code: Agriculture & Related Ind (Admin code) Agronomy And Crop Science Soil Science And Agronomy, General Plant Protection And Integrated Pest Management Degree Levels: Masters Bachelors Position Type: Administrative

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